Google Unveils 360 Degree View of Taj Mahal - The New Indian Express

Google Unveils 360 Degree View of Taj Mahal

Published: 21st February 2014 08:11 AM

Last Updated: 21st February 2014 08:13 AM

Global search engine giant Google on Thursday announced that 30 monuments across the country including the Taj Mahal would be available for 360 degree viewing online using Google Maps. The feat was achieved by Google in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Users around the world will be able to open Google Maps and access pictures of the monuments by simply dragging the street view icon to the spot they want to see. 

Initially, 30 monuments have been included in the list which is expected to increase to 100 monuments soon. All the monuments which went live on Thursday are more than 100 years old.

“We hope the imagery will help make India’s heritage and culture more accessible to people,” said Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India.

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